A late councillor and a couple who played an "integral part" in shaping a community will be honoured by having some new buildings named after them.

A ceremony has taken place to recognise councillor Len Tippen, and Jack and Barbara Elliott - who were highly respected members of South Oxhey.

As part of a £172m regeneration scheme in South Oxhey, Tippen Court commemorates Len while Elliott Court has been named to recognise Jack and Barbara for their contribution to creating Oxhey Jets football club.

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Cllr Len Tippen has been described as a "real character"

Relatives were joined by serving district and parish councillors, the South Oxhey community board, and representatives from developers Countryside and Home Group.

John Elliott, son of Jack and Barbara, said: "On behalf of our whole family, I’d like to thank the parish council for suggesting this honour be placed on the family name to respect our parents’ work, and thanks to Three Rivers District Council for authorising the nomination. The Jets have grown considerably from those days and made a positive impact on the estate. We are a very proud family, thank you."

Len's wife Caroline said: “It’s a great honour for our family to have this beautiful apartment block named after Len. He would have been very proud to have his name remembered in this way in the town he loved and represented for many years.”

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Jack and Barbara Elliott worked hard across the South Oxhey community

South Oxhey Labour councillor Joan King said: "We were asked to put names forward. Councillors have been commemorated in the past and we decided to choose Len, Jack, and Barbara because we know they mean a lot to South Oxhey.

"It is about showing appreciation and knowing they are not forgotten. It was a very nice ceremony."

Mike Woolliscroft, regional managing director at Countryside, said: “We are so proud to honour the dedication of Councillor Len Tippen and Jack and Barbara Elliott to South Oxhey who played an integral role in shaping the South Oxhey community. While we look to the future, we always celebrate the past and recognising these people that have done so much for the area is extremely important in achieving this."